FAQ

Frequently asked questions

General Topics

How do I receive my purchased products


We can be found at 4 local area Farmers Markets in Portland, Oregon. Products* can be picked up and any balance paid in person at a Farmers Market. Products* ordered by the Thursday prior to each Farmers Market can be picked up at the next Farmers market. Products ordered later than the prior Thursday will be available for pickup at the following scheduled market.

  • Lake Oswego Farmers Market, Saturdays, May-October
  • Milwaukie Sunday Farmers Market, Sundays, May-October
  • Hollywood Farmers Market, 1st & 3rd Saturdays, November-March, Each Saturday in April.
  • Moreland Farmers Market, Wednesdays, May-October
We offer Free Local Delivery on purchases of $100 or more, in the Portland-Oregon City areas in Oregon. When choosing delivery, please be aware our products are delivered frozen, and require a person present to receive, or an adequate cooler to accommodate all items. *Bulk purchases requiring more than one box, can be arranged for pickup at our Farm in Beavercreek. *Beef Shares are normally picked up by the customer at the meat processing facility.




I want a Beef Share. If I place a deposit, when do I get my Beef Share?


Beef Shares are reserved with a $200 deposit, and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible to provide information as to processing date, potential size/weight, next steps, etc. Beef Share reservations are typically made in advance of processing dates, often months in advance. Often times there are current available shares that can be delivered much sooner. We will provide all possible scenarios when we follow up with your reservation.




What type of payments do you accept


We accept all major credit cards on the website and in person using our Square account. In person purchases can be made with Cash, Check, Credit/Debit or Apple Pay.




What's included in a Beef Share?


Beef Shares are sold in 1/4, 1/2, whole Beefs. It will include Ground, Steaks, Roasts, Short Ribs & Stew. Bones and Organs are included depending on order quantity.




What is Hanging Weight when buying a Beef Share?


Oregon Law requires Animals being sold as shares to be priced based on the "hanging weight". Hanging Weight is the weight of the carcass before it is cut and wrapped. From hanging weight to cut and wrap you can lose up to 50% of the weight.




How is your meat processed?


We support a few small meat processors in our local greater Portland area. For Beef we use 2 USDA processing plants. Marks Meats in Canby, OR and Malcos Buxtons Meats in Sandy, OR. We have our Chickens professionally processed at Mineral Spring Poultry in Willamina, OR.




Who are you & what practices do you use on your Farm?


We are a small family farm & ranch on 70 acres of pasture in Beavercreek, Oregon. We produce pasture raised beef and chicken, and bring our products to market in the local Portland, Oregon region. We are all about animal welfare and humane treatment while these animals are in our care. We are certified by the Oregon Pasture Network and support a pasture based system and do not use drugs or hormones. We practice rotational grazing for our Cattle on 70 acres, and never use grain feed. Our beef is grass-fed, grass-finished. Our Chickens are managed in movable chicken pens and located to new pasture daily. Chicken feed used is no-corn, no-soy from a local family operated mill. We also contract with other select local Farms to offer more diversity and to ensure a consistent supply of product. The Farms we work with are carefully vetted to insure they practice the same principles we practice.




Where can I find your products?


We can be found at 4 local Portland area Farmers Markets throughout the year: May-October: Lake Oswego, Saturdays 8:30am-1:00pm Milwaukie, Sundays 9:00am-2:00pm Moreland, Wednesdays 2:00-7:00 November-March: Hollywood District, 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm Lloyd District, Tuesdays, 10:00am-1:00pm April: Hollywood District, Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm Lloyd District, Tuesdays, 10:00am-1:00pm Our products are also found in 2 local farm direct grocery stores: Bread & Roses, a locally owned organic grocery store in SE Portland 6360 SE Foster Road., Portland, OR 97206 Know Thy Food, a local co-op and grocery store with online catalog ordering 3434 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR 97202 You can also review our online shopping options here.




Are your products available year round?


Our chicken is available May through October. Our Beef is available year round. We do partner with select, carefully vetted local Ranches to insure a consistent supply.




Can I visit your Farm?


Yes, by appointment. We do not maintain a Farm store but we do sell from the Farm by appointment. We are an open Farm and welcome visitors.




Do you offer delivery?


Yes, we offer Free Local Delivery in the Portland & Oregon City areas on orders of $100 or more. Please select Local Delivery $100+ at check-out. When choosing delivery, please be aware our products are delivered frozen, and require a person present to receive, or an adequate cooler to accommodate all items.




How much freezer space do I need for a Beef Share?


Generally 1/4 Beef fits into a 7 sq. ft. chest freezer, or comparable freezer space. Likewise, a 1/2 Beef would require a 15 sq. ft. chest freezer, or comparable freezer space.





OUR CONTACT
INFORMATION

birkelandfarm@gmail.com

503-732-0265

Mailing Address:

1327 SE Tacoma St., Ste 320

Portland, OR 97202

Farm Visits by Appointment

Contact us if interested

OUR FARMERS MARKETS
MAY-OCTOBER

Lake Oswego: ​​TBD
Milwaukie: Sundays, 9:30am-2:00pm

Moreland: TBD

Lloyd:  TBD

NOVEMBER-APRIL

Hollywood: TBD

Lloyd: TBD

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